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A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Ladies of Distinction Book #2) Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
Private investigator extraordinaire Mr. Theodore Wilder is on an assignment that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. He is already in a less than pleasant mood, and when Hamilton's sister turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he's at his wit's end.
Much to their chagrin, Theodore and Arabella's paths continue to cross when they return home to New York, but the most unusual feelings beginning to grow between them certainly can't be anything serious. When the trouble Arabella accidentally stirred up in her travels follows her home and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.
This madcap battle of the sexes is the sequel to Turano's hilarious A Change of Fortune (2012), and it is perfect for any reader who enjoys stories bubbling with humor.
-- Booklist [Starred Review]
"Turano's second novel is a laugh-out-loud, charming historical romance with witty, sweet characters. Her amazing stories are believable and will remain in the hearts of readers long after the end of the book." --RT Book Reviews --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00B85M2NY
- Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (June 1, 2013)
- Publication date : June 1, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1468 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 350 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #111,574 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Wealthy socialites, young and old, mixing with ladies of the night, all because God loves them all. Who could figure that? It's amazing. Take a young woman, Arabella, who has a penchant for getting arrested, and an undercover government agent, Theodore, who doesn't understand WHY she can't behave, and you'll have trouble. She wants to empower women to vote, and also to help less fortunate women, to find different kinds of occupations. A true crusader!
I did get a bit confused with relatives being mentioned as grandmother, grandfather, brothers, sisters, or in-laws, using those titles, plus first names. (A little hard to keep track of). However, sparks fly as situations develop, relatives and friends get involved and bedlam ensues! Love, laughter, criminals, all sorts of funny scenarios. Sound like an exciting read? You bet!
I had a few minor issues with the book, and that is why I unfortunately gave it 4 stars. It was a book of 5 star material, but I have to vocalize my small concerns. Although I was very satisfied with the dialogue (there was never a dull moment) and the characters, the plot was WAY too predictable. I enjoyed every bit of it, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I had read the exact same thing before. She overused the same adjectives, verbs, and sayings, particularly "most peculiar." I understand that, yes, it was a most peculiar circumstance, that's the book's title. Turano kept using it over and over again that I eventually laughed whenever I saw it. To be fair, it can be difficult to find proper adjectives and verbs, but that's what editors are for. :)
Another small issue was the heroine. I know that she is compassionate, witty, intelligent, and loving, (and she was endearing, so I liked her) but so many authors make their protagonists beautiful and charming that it is a put-off. Sometimes, I don't want to read about a beautiful woman falling in love with a handsome man. It would actually please me more if she was just an average-looking woman, like me. That way, when handsome Theodore fell in love with her, it was for her beautiful soul for God, not just a pretty face.
All in all, it was a delicious book. I loved every page and every word, even down to my nit-picky ways. If you want to read a lovely book about a loving, witty woman and a handsome, misguided man, it wouldn't be a peculiar circumstance. It would be predicted. Bravo, Jen Turano!
It was fun to see characters from the first book again, and to meet some great new characters as well. Grandpa and Grandma Wilder were my favorites!
I love the ladies of this series! Oh, they make me laugh! They do get into some trouble, but their hearts are so big. They are strong, confident women, yet feminine. I’m looking forward to reading Felicia’s story next!